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Bill documents — Coronavirus Act 2020

Act of Parliament

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

House Act of Parliament Date
Coronavirus Act 2020 (c. 7) 25.03.2020

Bills

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 110 (Correction) (PDF) 24.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 110 (as introduced) (PDF) 24.03.2020
Commons Bill 122 2019-21 (as introduced) | PDF version 19.03.2020
Commons Bill 122 2019-21 - large font accessible version (PDF) 19.03.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 110 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 24.03.2020
Commons Bill 122-EN 2019-21 | PDF version 19.03.2020
Commons Bill 122-EN 2019-21 - large font accessible version (PDF) 19.03.2020

Delegated Powers Memoranda

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill.

House Delegated Powers Memorandum Date
Lords Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Health and Social Care (PDF) 24.03.2020
Commons Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Health and Social Care (PDF) 19.03.2020

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords HL Bill 110-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 24.03.2020
Commons Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 23 March 2020 | PDF version 23.03.2020
Commons Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 23 March 2020 - large font accessible version (PDF) 23.03.2020
Commons Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 23 March 2020 - updated | PDF version 23.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 March 2020 | PDF version 20.03.2020

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Committee of the whole House (PDF) 23.03.2020

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 23 March 2020 | PDF version 24.03.2020

Briefing papers

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

House Briefing papers Date
Commons Briefing Paper on Local Authority Meetings 25.03.2020
Commons Briefing Paper - Coronavirus Bill: Overview 23.03.2020
Commons Briefing Paper on Implications for the Courts and Tribunals 23.03.2020
Commons Briefing Paper on Statutory Sick Pay and NI Contributions 20.03.2020
Commons Briefing Paper on Health and Social Care Measures 20.03.2020
Commons Briefing Paper on Childcare and Education Settings 20.03.2020
Commons Briefing Paper on Emergency Powers and National Security 20.03.2020
Commons Briefing Paper on Elections 20.03.2020
Commons Briefing Paper on the background to the Bill 20.03.2020
Commons Briefing Paper on Managing the Deceased 20.03.2020
Commons Briefing Paper on Food Supply 20.03.2020

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Lords Coronavirus Bill: emergency Covid-19 legislation 20.03.2020

Human rights memoranda

The Government human rights memorandum is prepared by the Government to assist the Joint Committee on Human Rights with its scrutiny of the Bill’s human rights implications.

House Human rights memorandum Date
Commons Human Rights Memorandum from the Department for Health and Social Care (PDF) 20.03.2020

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Revised and updated Impact Assessment from the Department for Health and Social Care (PDF) 26.03.2020

Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures

The UK Parliament does not normally legislate with regard to matters within the competence of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly without the consent of the relevant body. This constitutional understanding is sometimes referred to as the Sewel Convention. Consent is expressed by means of a Legislative Consent Motion. Listed below is relevant legislative consent information provided by the devolved legislatures in respect of this bill, including cases where the relevant legislature has decided not to grant consent.

House Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures Date
Commons Letter and Legislative Consent Motion from the Scottish Parliament - 25 March 2020 (PDF) 25.03.2020
Commons Legislative Consent Memorandum from the Scottish Parliament - 25 March 2020 (PDF) 25.03.2020
Commons Letter and Legislative Consent Motion from the Northern Ireland Assembly - 25 March 2020 (PDF) 25.03.2020
Letter from the Welsh Assembly confirming approval of Legislative Consent Motion (PDF) 24.03.2020

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